THE MURAL: Reaction and Response
Redefining public spaces
Artist: David Katzenstein
Text: Gay Feldman
The evolution and acceptance of Graffiti and non-commissioned Mural art into the mainstream has opened new doors for a genre outside the canon of art history. Stylistic nuance and dialectic fluency work in concert redefining many urban areas on the cusp. While many artists are enjoying new celebrity within commercial markets, the thrust remains tightly coiled and attached to mission: a democratic and reflexive artistic practice and experience.Yesterday’s vandals are today’s mentors within a global movement addressing contemporary social issues without artifice, privilege, or exclusion.
Focusing the lens on Queens, New York and Memphis, Tennessee our goal is to introduce a fresh context that explores the artistic strategies of the genre in relation to public arts access and its impact on social justice.
The Mural is a Human Experience Project